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Event Assistance

If you are planning an event in the Methven Mt Hutt area the below organisations maybe able to provide some assistance to you.

And don’t forgot to make contact with us too! Contact Methven Mt Hutt Guide to find out what other events are on around the time you want to hold your event, and once event details have been confirmed make sure you provide us with all the details so that we can promote your event on our website and social media pages. Our event calendar is well utilised by community members, local businesses and media organisations.

The Methven Mt Hutt Guide sponsors a couple of iconic events in the Methven area through developing and administrating their event website and/or facebook page and we might be able to provide you with assistance too.

Our clubs & organisations database will also help with contact details for community groups & organisations that may be able to assist with catering or labour as a fundraising project.

Experience Mid Canterbury

If you are planning an event in the Methven area then make sure you contact the team at Experience Mid Canterbury – they provide assistance to individuals and groups planning an event, function or convention in Mid Canterbury.

Assistance includes promotional material, assistance with bidding documents, accommodation capacity figures, funding grants, and event promotion.

Planning an event for the first time can be challenging, so Experience Mid Canterbury have produced an Event Planning Guide with information and advice on the wide range of things you will need to consider in planning your event in Ashburton District. Topics covered in the guide include:

  • Developing the idea
  • Planning the event
  • Bringing it all together
  • Licenses, permits and other council requirements
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Funding and sponsorship
  • Event checklists
  • Mid Canterbury venues for hire
  • Templates for Health & Safety Plans, Risk Management and Emergancy procedures
  • Contact lists for local services and media
  • Budget example

Experience Mid Canterbury also administer the Community Events Funding Grant on behalf of the Ashburton District Council. Funds are available to support new events and/or build the capacity of existing events in the district that are open to the public, and which enhance the community by contributing to its social and economic well being.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Experience Mid Canterbury on 03 308 2669 or via email

Event Planning Guide - Experience Mid Canterbury

Ashburton District Council

Depending on the nature of your event you may require licences and permits from the Ashburton District Council.

If you plan on selling food at the event, you will need a licence.

Learn more about licences for markets and events

If your event is happening on a street it will legally require traffic management and a road closure. Counil can help guide you through the requirements of securing the necessary licenses and permits.

Contact the customer services team for assistance by or phone 03 307 7700.

Ashburton District Council - Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ

Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre - Methven Mt Hutt Guide

Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre

The team at the Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre can provide information and a free booking service for Mid Canterbury and New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport bookings, and can assist with day trip itineraries.

A free town & district map is printed by the Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre on a yearly basis, and copies of Experience Mid Canterbury’s Visitor Guide can also be collected from the centre.

Generosity New Zealand’s givUs database, a computer database of information about funding sources for community groups in New Zealand, can be accessed from the Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre – provided free by the Ashburton District Council.

160 Main Street, Methven
P: 03 302 8955

Methven Lions Club - Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ

Methven Lions Club

The Methven Lions Club are another invaluable resource for the Methven community. The group of approximately 70 locals volunteer their time and skills for the benefit of the local community and are involved in a lot of local events. Visit their new website for contact details and more information.

Methven Community Board

If you are planning an event in the Methven area another useful point of contact would be the Methven Community Board. We’ve got a dedicated page on the Methven Community Board under the Community section of our website which you can visit for more information.